[Drop title] Poverty Party Given by the Patrons of Industry No. 771 of Hibbards Corners at Snyder Hill Hall, Snyder Hill, N.Y. Friday Evening, May 25th, 1906. PATRONS OF INDUSTRY NO. 771.

[Drop title] Poverty Party Given by the Patrons of Industry No. 771 of Hibbards Corners at Snyder Hill Hall, Snyder Hill, N.Y. Friday Evening, May 25th, 1906

[Ithaca, NY]: Patrons of Industry No. 771, 1906. First Edition. Program for an Ithaca "poverty party," a type of fad charity event at which members of the upper crust spent an evening dressed, eating, and drinking like the poor classes to raise money, in this instance for the local Patrons of Industry chapter, dedicated to maintaining the moral and financial support of farming families. Text of the program written phonetically and grammatically in mimicry of the dialect of the poorer classes: "Rules ov Regulashns an Prowgram: 1. ever wuman what kums must ware a kaliker dress an apern tue be appropriate... Vittles / sandwiches, baked benes, pickles, molasses kake and koffy..." Anyone appearing at the event wearing jewelry, a silk dress, of "specktickles" would be fined 1 to 5 cents depending on the egregiousness of the faux pas. Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of October, 2019. 12mo bifolium (18.5cm.) printed on thick tan textured stock. Tiny chip at top edge of upper panel, else Fine, the stock intentionally aged and cockled.

Price: $45.00

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